BRDG034-18B2 (C) Bridging Two 2018

Making the world a better place: ideals and realities

15 points
25 Jun 2018 - 07 Oct 2018


This course is an introduction to social science that focuses on the social, political and economic aspects of human life. It explores and critically analyses the world as we see it today and the mechanisms within it for improving the lives of people in all countries and situations in the world. It aims to develop in students an informed awareness of world efforts to create a better world through examination of selected organizations, events and issues.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to approval of the Programme Manager

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 9 Jul - 19 Aug
27 Aug - 7 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 9 Jul - 19 Aug
27 Aug - 7 Oct

Course Coordinator

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Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Attendance and Participation 10%
Homework Quizzes 5% Weeks 1-4
Group Presentation 7.5% Week 4
Group Summary 7.5% Week 4
Test 15% Week 5
Case Study x 2 20% Week 7
Research Essay 25% Week 10
Case Study Evaluation Essay 10% Week 12

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $2,595.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Student Transitions and Engagement on the department and colleges page.

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